[ISN] Ghostshell takes credit for extensive hack of government, private websites

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:34:58 -0600 (CST)

By Antone Gonsalves
December 11, 2012

The hacktivist group Team Ghostshell took credit Monday for the release 
of 1.6 million accounts and records stolen from government and private 
organizations covering aerospace, law enforcement, the military, the 
defense industry and banking.

Among the organizations the group claimed to have stolen information 
included NASA's Center For Advanced Engineering, the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS) Information Network, the FBI's Washington 
division in Seattle, the Federal Reserve and Interpol.

Taken from about 40 websites, the information is reported to have 
included usernames, email addresses, passwords, phone numbers, mailing 
lists, administrator account information and defense data.

The information was stored on the web in more than 140 uploads, and 
mirrored in multiple sites. The group listed on Pastebin URLs for the 
information, along with a lengthy rant on the operation they called 


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